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Literature Genres. Realistic Fiction. Realistic fiction is made up of stories that could really happen. Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic fiction that is set in modern times . Examples of Realistic Fiction. Because of Winn Dixie Crash Owl Moon Shiloh Summer of the Swans

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Realistic fiction
Realistic Fiction

Realistic fiction is made up of stories that could really happen. Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic fiction that is set in modern times.


Examples of realistic fiction
Examples of Realistic Fiction

Because of Winn Dixie

Crash

Owl Moon

Shiloh

Summer of the Swans

Babysitter Club series


Historical fiction
Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is made up of stories that take place in a certain time and place in the past. Real historical figures and settings may be included in a fiction story.


Examples of historical fiction
Examples of Historical Fiction

A Boy at War

Across Five Aprils

Ben and Me

The Butterfly

Charlie Skedaddle

Sign of the Beaver

Titanic Crossing

Dear America Series


Folklore
Folklore

Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that people told one another over the years. Later the stories were written down.


Examples of folklore
Examples of Folklore

Aesop’s Fables

Beauty and the Beast

The Bunyans

Cinderella

John Henry

The Talking Eggs

The Tortoise and the Hare


Fantasy
Fantasy

Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or characters with magical powers. There’s usually a conflict between good and evil.


Examples of fantasy
Examples of Fantasy

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Charlotte’s Web

The Wreck of the Zephyr

Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

Lord of the Rings

Harry Potter Series


Mystery
Mystery

Mysteries are stories that have a real setting and a problem to be solved that includes clues, distractions, and an answer to the problem.


Examples of mystery
Examples of Mystery

The House of Dies Drear

Never Say Die

The Treehouse Mystery

Mystery of the Midnight Message

Encyclopedia Brown Series

Boxcar Children Mysteries


Science fiction
Science Fiction

Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend fact and fiction with futuristic technology.


Examples of science fiction
Examples of Science Fiction

Aliens for Breakfast

A Wrinkle in Time

My Best Friend is Invisible

Star Wars

The Time Machine


Poetry
Poetry

Poetry is verse written to inspire thoughts and feelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme and rhythm, or it can be written in free verse.


Examples of poetry
Examples of Poetry

Where the Sidewalk Ends

New Kid on the Block

Chocolate Dreams: Poems

Mammalabilia

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

Love That Dog


Informational
Informational

Informational books are nonfiction books that give true facts on a variety of subjects.


Examples of informational writing
Examples of Informational Writing

Dirt Bikes

Flying Animals

Danger! Earthquakes

Newspapers

Encyclopedias


Biography
Biography

A biography is the true story of a real person’s life from the past or present.


Examples of biography
Examples of Biography

Tiger Woods: An American Master

The HomerunKings: BabeRuth and

Henry Aaron

Clara Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer

Sacagawea